Module 3 – SLP
For this assignment, write a 2- to 3-page paper analyzing aspects of Organizing at your selected organization. Some of the key aspects to focus on in your paper include the following issues:
1. How would you characterize the design of your organization? Is it flat, or multilayered? Is it a rigid hierarchy, or does it use alternative structures like team-based or matrix?
2. Is decision making mostly centralized at the top, or is there room for decentralized decision making at lower levels?
3. What kind of departmentalization does your organization use? Is it divided into functional divisions, geographical divisions, other divisions?
4. What is the typical span of control for managers in your organization? Is it broad or narrow?
5. Are employees highly specialized, or do employees have a wide range of tasks and responsibilities?
SLP Assignment Expectations
• Discuss all five elements of organizational design listed in the assignment instructions in the context of your organization.
• Stay focused on the precise assignment questions; don’t go off on tangents or devote a lot of space to general background materials.
• List supporting references and cite sources in proper format.
• Use appropriate writing style in essay form (organization, grammar, and spelling).